Calling Hours:
Monday, November 29, 2021, 3:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 1:30pm
St. Margaret Mission Church, Jamestown
Rev. Christopher Barnes, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial with committal prayers and military honors
rendered by Jamestown VFW Post #5424 Honor
Guard will be in Park Lawn Cemetery

The family requests that all in attendance please
wear a mask.

John Waldemar Anderson, loving father and devoted husband passed peacefully from his earthly home to eternity with Jesus on November 24, 2021.

John was born December 18, 1929 in the ( Moreland)Stone House on the West Greenville Rd, Greene Township, Pennsylvania, to parents John and Myrtle (Herrick) Anderson. He attended Dowling, Sugar Run, and Joseph Badger Schools until returning to finish high school in Jamestown, graduating from Jamestown High School in 1947. He then enlisted in the Army, serving with the 822 Aviation Battalion in Panama and Korea. While in the Army Corps of Engineers he specialized in Heavy Equipment training, helping to build runways, roads and bridges. Shortly after he returned home he met the love of his life, Evelyn Speir Anderson. They married on June 16, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, accompanied by Dad’s sister Donna and her husband Pat. Returning to settle on the Anderson family homestead at “The Stateline”, Greene Township, Pennsylvania, they would become loving parents to twelve children.

In the 1950/60’s John worked for various construction companies in the Shenango/Mahoning Valley as a heavy equipment operator. From 1963-1966 he was a Project Manager for Shokbeton, a precast concrete business, a division of Levinson Steel, in their Reynolds Development plant. In 1967, after Shokbeton closed the Reynolds plant, John started Anderson Construction Company, and proceeded to build a company with a reputation for honesty, integrity, and excellent workmanship. He would operate the business until 2006, retiring at age 77. Anderson Construction built many of the bridges and Penn Power substations in Mercer County and neighboring counties. ACC was involved in the construction of or renovations to many local businesses, including St Paul’s, Greenville Hospital, Thiel College, Passavant Center, First National Bank, St Margaret’s Church and St Michael’s Church, Werners, Steel Car, Greenville Savings and Loan, Jamestown Fireman’s Club and Jamestown VFW Post 5424. He was honored to work with a loyal group of long term employees, including Wayne Erdice, Curt Weaver, Bill Weaver, Phil Blauser, Harold Artman, Ricky White, and Virginia Sheridan.  All of his sons worked for a time in the family business, with Bob Anderson as mechanic and operator and Alan Anderson eventually taking over as owner. Together they often accomplished the impossible, through sheer pluck and determination.

John had a passion for flying and obtained his pilot’s license in his 20’s. He loved to fly out of the Greenville Airport, taking family and friends out for a quick trip in the “blue heavens ”.......he eventually would serve several years on the Greenville Airport Commission, lending an ear and sharing expertise on rebuilding runways and hangars there.

John also served his community in other ways, including time spent with the Greenville Rotary Club, St Michael’s Parish Council and School Board, The Builder’s Association of Western Pa and Eastern Ohio, Jamestown Alumni Association, and Pennsylvania Right to Life. He enjoyed giving back to the communities he loved and did not want accolades or “rhetoric” for doing so. He saw problems and tried to fix them, with his knowledge, willful determination, and passion for doing what was “right”.

In his spare time he loved visiting family, doting on and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending sports, plays, and academic events.

He enjoyed golfing in many leagues, but most especially with his sons, both teaching and learning from them. His favorite pastime though, was playing the game Crokinole, a game passed down from his Grandpa Orr Herrick, and it was always the right time for a very competitive game with family...or friends, to whom he could introduce the game. He was the “Crokinole King”, seldom losing a game, playing into his 90’s.

He was predeceased in death by his adored spouse, Evelyn Frances ( Speir) Anderson in 2011, son Michael Norman Anderson in 2016, grandson Davin Anderson in 2000, big brothers Frederick, Frank and Carl Anderson, and little sisters Donna Whalen (Pat), Patty Jean Mitchell (Donald), Marian and Judy Anderson. He is survived by one sister, Faye Udby (Ande), Spokane, Washington and beloved sister in law, June Anderson, Huntington Beach, California.

Left to cherish his memory are six daughters:  Margaret  Anne Patton , Mary Lee Anderson, Karen Louise Kimrey, Kaye Therese Lenkner, Rose Marie Leonhard ( Greg) and Joyce Christine Randall; and five sons: Mark Edward Anderson ( Toni), Dale Matthew Anderson( Susan), Douglas Eric Anderson ( Michael), Robert Paul Anderson ( Susan) and Alan John Anderson(fiancée Amy Krachowski)

Remembering fun times with “Grandpa John” will be 29 grandchildren: Troy, Shane, Jason, Sally, Stacey, Sally, Lindsey, Ashley, Seth, Stephenie, Chris, Cody, Lauren, Ian, Kayla, Nekody, Melia, Elizabeth, Evan, Chrissy, Jessie, Katrina, Lisa, Erika, Zoë, Orion, Kieran, Caden, and Sullivan.

Thirteen great-grandchildren complete the Family Circle: Trenton, Quinn, Ellie, Emma, Michael, Teddy, Brody, Asher, Calvin, Dylan, Ryan, Robert, and Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St Margaret’s Church, Jamestown, PA or the Jamestown Fair Association, Mercer County Right to Life, or Habitat for Humanity.



  1. Carl and Salud Nichols Carl and Salud Nichols
    November 27, 2021    

    Deeply sorry for your loss, condolences to the family for the great loss of this beloved man.

  2. Beth Vines Beth Vines
    November 27, 2021    

    Condolences to the family

  3. Brenda, Sara, and Samantha Stevenson Brenda, Sara, and Samantha Stevenson
    November 27, 2021    

    Our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of this great man.

  4. Jeff and Kelly Leonhard Jeff and Kelly Leonhard
    November 27, 2021    

    Truly an exceptional soul – he epitomized a Godly man.

  5. Larry Anderson Larry Anderson
    November 27, 2021    

    Uncle John was always an interested listener, a valued advisor, and a loving friend.

  6. John Perseghetti John Perseghetti
    November 27, 2021    

    Sorry for your loss, my condolence to the family

  7. Theresa Lumley Purcell and the Lumley Family Theresa Lumley Purcell and the Lumley Family
    November 27, 2021    

    He will always be in my heart. What a wonderful and gentle man. I will miss seeing him. You are all in my heart and prayers. My deepest condolences and all my love. May God Bless You All, as he has blessed us with knowing him.

  8. Sister Faye (Anderson) Udby, Spokane WA Sister Faye (Anderson) Udby, Spokane WA
    November 27, 2021    

    Brother John and I shared a love of flying. But soaring through time and space to sit in Heaven with Our Lord – that must be a loving, lovely ride. John fought and won many battles, and is at peace. Praise God.

  9. Melanie Shay Melanie Shay
    November 27, 2021    

    My mom, Sharyn (Frank Anderson’s daughter) has already passed, but she often shared wonderful memories of her uncle John. Sending condolences on behalf of the Shay family and my mom.

  10. Denny Cascio Denny Cascio
    November 27, 2021    

    My deepest sympathy and condolences for all of John’s family, relatives & friends whom were all better for his friendship and knowing.
    Dennis Cascio

  11. Carl and Betty Yurisic Carl and Betty Yurisic
    November 27, 2021    

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of John family. I will always remember then as caring people.


  12. Carl and Betty Yurisic Carl and Betty Yurisic
    November 27, 2021    

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of John family. I will always remember then as caring people.

    Carl and Betty Yurisic

  13. Karen McCann Karen McCann
    November 27, 2021    

    Anderson family- we are so sorry to hear of John’s passing but we know he had an army of loved ones waiting for him ❤️. My family has great memories of him with Evelyn, Carl and June visiting us in Worcester MA! You are in our prayers. – Karen McCann (Donald and Norma Bergman’s daughter). God Bless!

  14. Joyce Wasser Joyce Wasser
    November 27, 2021    

    Hugs to you all. I will donate to Habitat in his honor.

  15. Mark and Linda Stewart Mark and Linda Stewart
    November 28, 2021    

    Thoughts and prayers to all of the Anderson family.

  16. Marcella A Whalen Marcella A Whalen
    November 28, 2021    

    What can I say about Uncle John. A busy man but he always made time for someone who needed it. Good for advice. Good for a laugh. Lots of Love in his heart that he shared with his wife and family and people he’d just meet. The strength of heart and soul like no one I’ve ever seen before. I will miss hm.

  17. Janeen Hutton Denmark Janeen Hutton Denmark
    November 28, 2021    

    What a wonderful man! John will be missed not only by his large and loving family but by all who knew him.
    May God keep you all and send the Comforter to each of you, knowing that John truly loved his Heavenly Father and believed in the salvation bought with His Son’s sacrifice will be the richest blessing to you all.

  18. Jim Crawford Jim Crawford
    November 28, 2021    

    With deepest sympathy to all. Father, Grandfather, Uncle and friend, John was a trusted pilot at many levels of life and will be missed by all. In his honor and in respect for his passion passion for building, I will donate to Habitat for Humanity.

  19. Kim Munson Blackburn Kim Munson Blackburn
    November 28, 2021    

    I did not have the pleasure of meeting my aunt Donna’s brother John, but from what I have read he seems like a fascinating man. My Deepest Sympathies from my family and I to the entire Anderson family and extended family member’s.

  20. Dale & Terry (Leary) Sluzewski Dale & Terry (Leary) Sluzewski
    November 28, 2021    

    What an honorable life of being a true family man and citizen. We send our condolences and prayers to all the Anderson family. So many memories of a life well lived will carry all of his descendants through the toughest days. Prayers for comfort.

  21. Andreas Udby Andreas Udby
    November 28, 2021    

    Farewell, Uncle John! You left behind a legacy of love and happiness for everyone who knew you.

  22. Dave and Janie Williams Dave and Janie Williams
    November 28, 2021    

    We have enjoyed hearing the stories of John by his granddaughter Erika over the years. After reading his obituary and hearing the stories, we are sure John was one remarkable man. We are deeply sorry for your huge loss and are sending prayers and condolences to your whole family and friends who were blessed to know John. God be with you all during this time

  23. Linda Williams Linda Williams
    November 28, 2021    

    I have fond memories of John and Evelyn. I first met John at the Jamestown Alumni meetings. He had great stories to share. Prayers for all of the family as you grieve this loss in your family. His standard answer about having 12 children was that Evelyn had said she wanted 6 children and he thought that meant 6 of each kind.

  24. Heather Yesko Heather Yesko
    November 29, 2021    

    What a wonderful man John Anderson was! He will truly be missed by so many. God Bless you John.

  25. Ed & Dixie Rhoades Ed & Dixie Rhoades
    November 29, 2021    

    Dear Anderson Family,
    Please accept our condolences! what a great man he was! May God give you all peace and comfort as you mourn your loss!

  26. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 29, 2021    

    Prayers for the Anderson’s family, may our Lord bless you with strength and peace. Honoring the life of a wonderful father, may he Rest In Peace in the Arms of our Lord Jesus Christ

  27. Karla Karla
    November 29, 2021    

    Prayers for the Anderson’s family, may our Lord bless you with strength and peace. Honoring the life of a wonderful father, may he Rest In Peace in the Arms of our Lord Jesus Christ

  28. Clay Kimrey........ Clay Kimrey........
    November 29, 2021    

    I have been fortunate that in my life, I was allowed to spend a significant amount of time with both John and Evelyn. I’m a better person for it and I love and respect them both. John shared with me his wisdom, his valued advice, his skills….., and Evelyn’s sweet, gentle spirit, compassion and faith which were virtues I sorely needed to absorb into my own soul. God’s promise tells me that there will come a glorious day of reunion for us that will last for all eternity, but for today and the earthly days we have left, I pray for peace, comfort and strength for his friends and family as we honor John’s passing and thank God from whom all blessings flow for the life of this great man .

  29. Krissy (Bergman) Robbins Krissy (Bergman) Robbins
    November 29, 2021    

    To all the many, many, many Anderson cousins that we have, I will always cherish the visits with John and Ev as well as Carl and June when they would come up to Mass and spend time with my parents Don and Norma (Anderson) Bergman. We all looked forward to seeing and spending time with them. Your father was wonderful, always a twinkle in his eye, much like Carl. Truly a life to celebrate. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Take comfort in knowing he is back with your Mom in Gods loving care. Love to all of you.

  30. Dave Unger, Houston, TX, Dave Unger, Houston, TX,
    November 30, 2021    

    Mr. Anderson was such a good man. My sincerest condolences to the Anderson family.

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